Should Baseball Catchers Practice Tackling?

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Zack Greinke of the LA Dodgers is scheduled to make $21 million this season.  A.J. Ellis was his catcher last Thursday night when Greinke plunked Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres and Quentin subsequently charged the mound, and ended up breaking Greinke’s collarbone.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy and Advice: Busts for 2012

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As the 2012 fantasy baseball season approaches, we’ve looked at the offseason moves and sleepers, both broken down by position. Today we’re going to take a look at the busts for 2012.

Fantasy Baseball Weekly Hitting Planner: Week of July 25th, 2011

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In this post, Jay McClain looks past this weekend and into next week to give you a head start on the hitters you should be targeting on waivers and starting/sitting in your lineups.

Previewing the White Sox-Twins series that will decide the AL Central

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The White Sox host the Twins in a Tue-Thurs series that will determine the AL Central. Jerod highlights the pitching matchups, offers predictions for each game, and implores the White Sox, “Don’t stop now boys.”

In Living Up to the Hype, Gordon Beckham Not Losing The Love of White Sox Fans

With his hot bat, precocious talent, confident demeanor, and catchy at-bat song, Gordon Beckham is quickly becoming a White Sox fan favorite…and a legit contender for AL Rookie of the Year.

In Beckham and Carlos Quentin, the White Sox very well may have two young, middle-of-the-order hitters to build around for the next decade.

Good News on the South Side: Quentin Activated, Thome Honored

Some good news on the South Side today: Carlos Quentin has been activated from the 15-day DL to help the White Sox in their upcoming series against Tampa Bay, and Jim Thome was name AL Player of the Week.

Carlos Quentin Could Return to White Sox Lineup Friday (Update: Will Start in AAA Charlotte)

Carlos Quentin, out since May 25 while dealing with plantar fasciitis, could return to the White Sox lineup Friday when the team begins a series with Baltimore. Though the offense has picked it up over the last month, a healthy Quentin could be the boon the White Sox need to catch the Tigers in the AL Central.

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Carlos Quentin Set to Begin Charlotte Rehab Assignment, Podsednik Continues to Own Greinke

Carlos Quentin is set to begin his rehab assignment today in Charlotte as he continues to work back from plantar fasciitis. The White Sox continue to be cautious with expectations for their star left-fielder. In other Sox news, the Good Guys are red hot and Scott Podsednik continues to own Zack Grienke.

The Trainer’s Room: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain, can keep a player sidelined for weeks, as it has done with Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox. In the latest edition of The Trainer’s Room, the doctors from the Mountain View Pain Center in Denver discuss the causes and symptoms of plantar fasciitis, as well as offer plantar fasciitis treatment advice and techniques.

40 Reasons Why The White Sox Are Going to the Playoffs in 2009

After a solid run to end the month of June, the 2009 playoff chances for the Chicago White Sox are looking much brighter. With Carlos Quentin set for a return around the All-Star break, there are plenty of reasons (40 in fact) to believe the White Sox can repeat as AL Central champions.

White Sox Weekly Update: Signs of Life and One Dumb Fantasy Decision

The White Sox capped a 5-2 week with a sterling 17-3 victory over the Anaheim Angels last night. In the process, Alexei Ramirez again showed the he may have found a home hitting second. He also continues to prove that JRod made a terrible decision by dropping the Cuban Missile last week.

Carlos Quentin Jinxed by MSF, Now Sidelined With Sore Left Heel

Carlos Quentin is suffering from a heel injury and will likely sit out Wednesday’s game against Cleveland. Find out his status moving forward, plus Ozzie Guillen’s quote on Quentin’s injury, which he wished he would have known about sooner.

Carlos Quentin Injury Update: Bruised Hand After Being Hit By Pitch in Baltimore

Today’s Carlos Quentin injury update is much better for White Sox fans that last September. Quentin suffered a bruised hand after being hit by a pitch in Baltimore last night. He says he is fine, though he will be re-evaluated Friday.

Different Season, Same Story: Carlos Quentin is the Best Player in the American League

Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox is off to another red hot start in 2009, and is proving what was obvious to all baseball observers last season: that TCQ is the most valuable player in the AL.

Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko Make History By Going Back-to-Back for 300th Career Homeruns

Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye hit back-to-back homeruns, the 300th career homerun for each, today against the Detroit Tigers. It marks the first time Major League Baseball history that two teammates reached a century milestone in back-to-back at bats.